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O so helpful for anyone This book uite unlikely a laugh "Out Loud To "loud guide to It s terrific Don t skip the footnotes Like a Will Shortz of non puzzle specific editing genius Entertaining erudite and would love to hire him as my best friend if he should ever tire of the editing game someday I ust love this book When I first heard Terry Gross interviewing Dreyer on NPR s Fresh Air I thought he was trying too hard to make amusing something that can be utterly stultifying However when I had the chance to listen to Dreyer reading the book published by Penguin Random House Audio I was entranced and delighted How can this be you ask It is simply perverse and counterintuitive that reading a style book on writing would be amusingDreyer s delivery is dry dry as a bone so o o dry that I would be laughing aloud missing his next entry as he lined up all the stupid stuff we write the adverbs extra adjectives and the very uniue emphasizers I was amazed Dreyer
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read this text aloud mak Best book on the English language you are likely to ever read You ll laugh as much as you learn Don t skip the footnotes What if I told you that there s a style guide written in such an effervescent wry witty engaging voice that you would want to read it on the beach What if I told you that it was so expertly written you can t help but be a better writer for having read it Dear reader you are in luck This is that magical book This deserves a place next to Strunk White on every shelf This has got to be the most pleasurable book on English ever writte. Everything writers can do to keep readers focused on the real reason writers write to communicate their ideas clearly and effectively Chock full of advice insider wisdom and fun facts on the rules and nonrules of the English language this book will prove invaluable to everyone who wants to shore up their writing skills mandatory for people who spend their time editing and shaping other people's prose and perhaps best of all an utter treat for anyone who simply revels in language. In clearly on some of the thornier grammar and usage issues An undue amount of time is spent on commonly misspelled proper nouns pertaining to the rich and famous Little than paddingI liked this book far less than I thought I "Would I Appreciated Some Of Dreyer S "I appreciated some of Dreyer s but I m inclined to stick with the style guides I currently use Dreyer s work is also somewhat problematic for Canadians We sometimes use British ways and other times AmericanIn addition there are lots of footnotes sometimes long ones very long Ones WhyOh And Did I WhyOh and did I he also likes to use lots of footnotes Come for the text but stay for the footnotes This is a witty and informative guide to copy editing I might have thought that a copy editor would be hidebound with a guide that tells you what is always right and what is always wrong Dreyer is open to what others might consider wrong such as liaise as a verb though he can still be very much peeved by impact used instead of affect Grammar punctuation formatting and word choice did I mention that he s also a huge fan of the series comma are all covered in an amusing style Any author who blithely throws in a wonderful teabagging oke won t be accused of producing a dry book I ll end with a uote from his Peeves and Crotchets chapterINCENTIVIZE The only thing worse than the ungodly incentivize is its satanic little sibling incent As a copy editor myself and a big fan "of Benjamin Dreyer s Twitter presence I was dying to get my hands on this book and it did not disappoint "Benjamin Dreyer s Twitter presence I was dying to get my hands on this book and it did not disappoint only is this book funny and fun to read it s Ard in writing prose Dreyer offers lessons on the ins and outs of punctuation and grammar including how to navigate the words he calls the confusables like tricky homophones; the myriad ways to use and misuse a comma; and how to recognize though not necessarily do away with the passive voice Hint If you can plausibly add by zombies to the end of a sentence it's passive People are sharing their writing than ever on blogs on Twitter and this book lays out clearly and comprehensibly. If you think I am the kind "of person to read a style guide you "person to read a style you correct I do not read them for fun or pleasure and I try to avoid them even for professional growth But I knew this one would be different as I ve followed Dreyer on Twitter for several years and he also follows me full disclosure I had enough of a hunch that it would be a true delight that I even read the AUDIOBOOK Yes that is correct I read a style guide on audio And I loved itThe reason many of us hate style guides so much is that they always seem so invested in telling us everything we are doing wrong and never giving us a very good reason for it except that they said so But Dreyer is a real person living in the real world and he is happy to give you reasons Even better he s happy to bend the rules or at least tell you which ones are worth breaking If you are not a grammar person this is such a breath of fresh air I have honestly never heard anyone talk about style with this kind of realism or humor I didn t actually think you could before nowDreyer is wry and funny and I probably laughed in the first hour of this audiobook than I have ever laughed listening to any audiobook ever I also learned things It is not ust a romp through the world of writing style and copyediting it is actually useful I do pl I see that lots of people were really impressed with this book I wasn t Dreyer writes in a generally lively humorous manner but he is often verbose and the clarity promised in the subtitle is sometimes lacking As well he is at times noncommittal declining to weigh. A witty informative guide to writing good English from Random House's longtime copy chief and one of Twitter's leading enforcers of proper grammar a twenty first century Elements of Style As authoritative as it is amusing this book distills everything Benjamin Dreyer has learned from the hundreds of books he has copyedited including works by Elizabeth Strout E L Doctorow and Frank Rich into a useful guide not ust for writers but for everyone who wants to put their best foot forw. Dreyers English


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